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Old 11-22-2009, 02:05 PM
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Looking to add a good wave crusher to my fleet. I test drove this boat and it feels solid and heavy and gets up on plane well but honestly how fast should this boat be with Bravo outdrives 26P Bravo 1 props and these engines? What max rpm? I'm not looking for a speed demon, mainly a family wave crusher but realistically what HONESTspeed should this setup see? And what's you guys opinion on an appropriate price? Please give your experience.
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Not an expert by any means, but my boat is a similar set up. Same motors, same props, and a twin step. I would say top speed would be around 73-77mph at roughly 5100rpm. As far as price who knows. If it's not a repo, probably somewhere around $75-80k.
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The 33 AVS runs about 75-76 w/ 502s spinning 28 Bravos. Your boat will be heavier by approx 1400Lbs and spinning less prop. Low 70s??
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Looking to add a good wave crusher to my fleet. I test drove this boat and it feels solid and heavy and gets up on plane well but honestly how fast should this boat be with Bravo outdrives 26P Bravo 1 props and these engines? What max rpm? I'm not looking for a speed demon, mainly a family wave crusher but realistically what HONESTspeed should this setup see? And what's you guys opinion on an appropriate price? Please give your experience.
65-70 mph and no more than $50,000 in this market.
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Old 11-22-2009, 09:27 PM
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are they the blue motors(500hp) or the mpi's(415hp)?So far my 99 38 scarab with 500hp's and boostpower's 65hp kit ran a solid 80 at 5000 and was still climbing on flat lake water. Also -2 imco's and rigged +2" high....and 40% kevlar. 30 pitch Bravos.good luck!
Oh ya, with 26 pitch it ran 77 at 5700rpm. dont expect that with out the boostpower kits,not that I'm associated with them but it does work.

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Old 11-22-2009, 09:32 PM
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72 @ 5000-5100...nice ride,,,wave crusher for sure
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Low 70's with 502mpi's. About 80 with 500hp's. A 33 AVS should just touch 80 with 502mpi's. I know 2 people with them and both have seen 80.
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This one looks clean

http://www.teamshogren.com/brokerage...ft-scarab.html
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65-70 mph and no more than $50,000 in this market.
I'd say right on with the speed but I'd say $45,000 max.
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65-70 mph and no more than $50,000 in this market.

I'd say right on with the speed but I'd say $45,000 max.

They want $52K and the boat barely goes 62mph in 60 degree air.
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